Angelo State turns back Hounds

SAN ANGELO, TEXAS — The Eastern New Mexico University baseball team outhit nationally-ranked Angelo State, but ended up on the short end of a 6-4 decision Thursday in Lone Star Conference action. Trailing 6-1, ENMU scored three run in the eighth inning on three hits, two errors and a hit batter, but reliever Michael Weatherly […]

Dora news: April 6

FFA winners at Roswell contest announced Pasture and Range — first place: Taylor McAlister, third high individual Dairy Foods — first place: Lindsey Fletcher, third high individual Crops: Second place: Taylor McAlister, first high individual Farm Business Management, 3rd place: Kyler King, 2nd high individual in Home Site. Sports schedule Today — Varsity/JV baseball at […]

City considers water restrictions

As summer approaches, bringing increased demands on shrinking water supplies in the drought stricken High Plains, water restrictions are the order of the day. Albuquerque began mandatory water restrictions April 1, effective through October, and Carlsbad initiated voluntary, stage one water restrictions the same day, according to news reports. Lubbock has also mandated water restrictions. […]

Zias shut out Kingsville to open series

PORTALES — Freshman Amy Smith pitched a three-hit shutout and Elizabeth Velasquez and Katie Ramsay hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning, leading the Zias to a 5-0 win in the first game of their two-day Lone Star Conference series. Smith (6-14) struck out five and walked six while recording the Zias' first shutout […]

Portales suffers first loss in split at West Las Vegas

Portales ran its season-opening win streak to nine before losing in the second game of a road doubleheader Thursday at West Las Vegas. Kelsey Laurenz scatted six hits in the opener and batterymate and sister Simone Laurenz went 4-for-5 with a two-run double as the Lady Rams cruised to a 10-4 win. Marissa Cordova limited […]

Letter to the editor: Bill proposes easier move to civilian workforce

Angela Hansen is disabled Air Force veteran who lives at Cannon Air Force Base, where her husband is stationed. This submission on the Hiring Heroes Act of 2011 is part of a project for a college class. The Hiring Heroes Act of 2011 is a bill that would allow for veterans of the military to […]

Walker should stay as Wisconsin governor

Few people should be surprised that a recent poll of Wisconsin Republicans shows 82 percent of them approve of embattled GOP Gov. Scott Walker. Or that the state's liberals — led by Democrats and their union labor leaders who create smear and fear in equal measure — have targeted him in a June 5 recall […]

Residents reflect on Lent

The tradition of practicing Lent is not about what you give up but about what you gain, according to local Lent participants. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Kathy Hale sews purple cloth Thursday afternoon in preparation for a Thursday night service at St. Helen Catholic Church. The service honors Jesus Christ's last supper with his disciples. […]

Police Blotter: April 6

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 11:12 a.m.: Officer was requested to attempt to locate a stolen vehicle, 900 block of South Globe. 12:46 p.m.: Officer was requested to attempt to locate stolen vehicle, 1600 block of South Avenue E. 1:03 p.m.: Officer requested in reference to student trouble, […]

Family, friends gather to remember student

Between the tears and the sniffling, a comical picture of Peyton Chavez — like him in a hula skirt and bikini top — would pop up during the slideshow, causing an uproar of laughter in the Portales Junior High School gym. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Thursday was an emotional day for Portales Junior High School […]